Cheesman Park

Cheesman Park, Denver: Address, Phone Number, Cheesman Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Cheesman Park
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Sebastian825dlb
Dallas, TX102 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a very large beautiful green park right in the middle of Denver surrounded by beautiful neighborhood. Built on what use to be a cemetery where most of the graves were never removed so you’re actually walking, laying, playing and relaxing on ground that has thousands of dead below you. Kinda eerie. However, the peacefulness and beauty of the park is amazing. Large open spaces and lots of trees and paths. Can get kinda crowed on nice days.
Written September 22, 2020
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Jennifer M
Clarksville, TN233 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Keep in mind that the ground that Cheesman Park was built on was originally a cemetery. Back when Denver was a small town this was a cemetery which was located just outside of town. As Denver starting expanding they dug up all of the bodies and relocated them. Because of this Cheesman is said to be haunted especially where the large building is. Check it out at night!
This park is very clean and beautiful. Dog friendly and people always go to take pictures by the building. I love this place. Also centrally located near Lik's Ice Cream which is great, as well as Voodoo Doughnut!
Written August 8, 2014
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Joe G
Amherst, MA64 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Cheesman Park is a jewel of a park. No water, so no geese so no goose poop. However there is a lot of dog poop as many people don't pick up after their dogs, and since there is essentially zero enforcement of any park rules by the rangers in the park, there are many off leash dogs and no one picks up after them. So stay on the paths! It's really beautiful--you can see almost the entire front range. 95% of the people who use the park are great--quiet and considerate. But although there are to be no bikes on the paths, I have been hit twice by bicyclists. The park is supposed to be closed at 11PM but at 2:15 in the morning, after the bars close, drunk millennials walk right past our house shouting and yelling into their phones using facebook. As with every Denver park, there are some homeless, but they are quiet and usually nice. If you are a tourist, come visit and you will love the park. If you are a loud, inconsiderate millennial, or a driver with booming bass, please don't.
Written March 4, 2018
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COskier349
Denver, CO21 contributions
I am a native of Denver and we have some great parks here; although, Cheesman Park isn't one of them. It is historically significant and pretty, but, unless you are looking for gay cruising or other indecent activities back in the bushes, don't go. (Yup, all those people sitting in their cars with the window down are looking for something from the cars slowly passing.) I wouldn't bring your children here. I suggest getting out of the city to the mountains or down to Washington Park to experience Colorado's outdoor lifestyle.
Written July 15, 2010
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Patsy C
Miami, FL57 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
We walked over to Cheeseman Park from my friend's apartment. We stopped at Whole Foods for some grub, and headed over to the park. We found an empty park table, and setup for a great afternoon. The day was perfect. There were dogs everywhere, which I loved! Groups of friends, groups of families, all just hanging our, relaxing or playing. It was a great way to relax and enjoy the late afternoon. The park has plenty of trees for shade, and plenty of open space for activities.
Written August 13, 2014
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Leslie J
Denver, CO28 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
Any time of year, Cheesman Park is a lovely low key park in central Denver in which to stroll, walk your dog, and catch a view of the mountains in the distance...A special feature is Cheesman Park Pavillion, a faux-roman columned portico which attracts tango dancers on special nights in summer. Colorado has a lively argentine tango community, with many gifted teachers and students who love to dance outdoors in the argentine tradition. For festivals on Memorial Day and Labor Day, plus many a Saturday night in summer when conditions are right for a Flashdance", they gather to enjoy the sunset and dance the night away. Usually this is a free venue; spectators often bring a picnic and get an up-close view of some fabulous dancing.
Written March 11, 2012
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forshara
Cape Elizabeth, ME596 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a lovely park where people were walking dogs, jogging or enjoying the warm sun on a winter's day. It has a lovely neoclassic pavilion in the park as well.
Written January 25, 2020
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Bruce L
Los Alamos, NM16 contributions
Oct 2019
Cheesman park is one of the oldest parks in the Denver area. It was originally a cemetery. The contractor who was tasked with moving the graves was paid by the casket. He allegedly cheated the city by faking the movement of hundreds of graves. Many were never moved and are still on the grounds. Hauntings in the area were the inspiration for the movie "Poltergeist."
Written November 20, 2019
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MikeandWendy01
Grimsby, United Kingdom187 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We walked through the park on our way to the Botanical Gardens and found it was lovely. It's worth a visit!
Written June 23, 2019
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BalticBrit
Gahanna, OH71 contributions
May 2019 • Family
The park is located in the Cap Hill neighborhood. We visited with my son who lives near the park. Lovely park with lots of green space and walking paths. The park used to be a cemetery in the 1800s. The park is adjacent to the Denver Botanical Gardens. Dog-friendly park, but I wish more people leashed their dogs (and picked up after them!).
Written June 22, 2019
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